Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2019, Page: 46-49
Anatomical Study of Nasal Septal Cartilage in Eastern Chinese
Kepeng Hu, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China; Department of Clinical medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
Haiting Xu, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China; Department of Clinical medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
Yean Zhang, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China; Department of Clinical medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
Zhouning Lin, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China; Department of Clinical medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
Yuanxia Chen, Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children’s Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China; Department of Clinical medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
Received: Mar. 3, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 12, 2019;       Published: May 23, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20190702.15      View  37      Downloads  11
Abstract
Background: Asians tend to have foreshortened noses with more increased nostril show. In recent years, the nasal septal cartilage has been widely used in caudal septal advancement and nasal tip projection in East Asian. However, a relatively small quantity of less firm nasal cartilage was observed in East Asians compared with Caucasians and very few articles have been found dealing with septal cartilage anatomy of Chinese. Objective: The length, height, area, and thickness of nasal septal cartilage in 10 eastern Chinese were studied to provide anatomic data for the septorhinoplasty or harvesting of cartilage graft. Methods: The septal cartilages in 10 adult cadavers were anatomized and measured for their length, height, area, and thickness. Results: The average length and height of septal cartilage were respectively 2.83±0.47 cm and 2.41±0.39 cm. The average area was 4.94±1.26 cm^2. The average thickness is 0.97±0.15 mm, with the greatest thickness in region b 1.14±0.26 mm, the least thickness in region e (0.83±0.22) mm and region a (0.81±0.27) mm. Conclusion: The findings of this study reinforce the principle of key differences existing in the anatomic data of the septal cartilage between Asians and Caucasians.
Keywords
Nasal Septal Cartilage, Nasal Anatomy, Measurement, Cartilage Graft Thickness, Area
To cite this article
Kepeng Hu, Haiting Xu, Yean Zhang, Zhouning Lin, Yuanxia Chen, Anatomical Study of Nasal Septal Cartilage in Eastern Chinese, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 46-49. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20190702.15
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